GOLD & The FTSE again!

#Gold #Nasdaq  Less than a few weeks ago, we covered GOLD, finishing our report with the weasel words “If Gold now intends a bit of a meltdown, the price needs below 1,813…” Guess what, it didn’t take a few emails to ask for an update, movements on the yellow stuff being painfully dramatic on Monday 22nd November.

Once again, with Gold we can see a perfect example which justifies our pedantic nature, when we remember to add the important caveat which demands a product close a session above a trigger level. In the case of Gold, it failed to close above $1,873, instead enjoying a spiteful little spike upward at 1pm on November 16th to $1877, then immediate retreating. Yet again, this reinforces our utter distrust of price spikes, anywhere in the marketplace. Far too often, an upward spike is the prelude to reversals, the opposite true of a downward spike. Alas, this cannot be trusted as a hard and fast rule, a minute by minute glance at Gold prices showing it happening all the time. However, when a spike blasts through something we regard as an important trigger level, this generally suggests extreme care should be taken.

The price of Gold has now enacted a pretty awful movement, retreating below the Blue downtrend dating back to mid-2020. If this were a share price, we’d be truly alarmed, expecting the worst. The immediate situation threatens weakness below $1802 dripping down to an initial 1794. If broken, we’d hope for a solid bounce at 1768 eventually. Unfortunately, there is a greater danger by retreating below a Big Picture trend, the price now taking up residence in a zone which allows an eventual trip to $1,695, if our target levels keep breaking!


Of course, there’s always the risk we’re ‘only’ witnessing a market having fun at traders expense. If this is the case, any improvement capable of exceeding $1828 should probably be taken seriously as the metal will doubtless experience a surprise pace of recovery, once again with an initial ambition of 1873 and hopefully above.  In this instance, we’d hope closure above 1828 shall provide a reasonable triggering event.

The FTSE Quite a few folk are expressing alarm & confusion with FTSE 100 movements. We’re inclined to agree with most sentiments expressed, thanks to immediate movements making less sense than a Boris Johnston speech to industry. About the only thing which makes a slight degree of sense is the FTSE wants to go up, perhaps being restricted by other world markets attempting to retreat.

Closing Monday at 7,265 points, the UK index needs trade above 7,285 points (not with an opening spike) to enter a cycle to an initial 7,321 points. If bettered, we can calculate a secondary at an amazing – and therefore unlikely – 7,378 points.

The alternate scenario allows weakness next below 7,207 to point at reversal to an initial 7,193 points. If broken, we suspect it shall eventually bottom at 7,124 points.

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Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:54:12PM BRENT 78.84
9:56:58PM GOLD 1805 1801 1794 1765 1842 1849 1862 1882 1834 Success
9:58:55PM FTSE 7249 ‘cess
10:00:49PM FRANCE 7121.2
10:03:21PM GERMANY 16093.05 ‘cess
10:05:39PM US500 4688 Shambles
10:08:00PM DOW 35660 Success
10:10:06PM NASDAQ 16402 16365 16307 16153 16604 16604 16659 16757 16476 Success
10:16:29PM JAPAN 29660 ‘cess




22/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7255 points. Change of 0.44%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,951,055,285 a change of -23.97%
19/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7223 points. Change of -0.44%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,512,253,332 a change of 26.1%
18/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7255 points. Change of -0.49%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,164,170,076 a change of -21.09%
17/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7291 points. Change of -0.48%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,544,197,629 a change of 2.92%
16/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7326 points. Change of -0.34%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,358,395,076 a change of 26.19%
15/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7351 points. Change of 0.05%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,038,681,465 a change of -24.12%
12/11/2021 FTSE Closed at 7347 points. Change of -0.5%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,640,483,437 a change of 17%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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Section One – Outlook Updated Today. Click here for Section Two – Outlook Remains Valid shares

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LSE:AML Aston Martin Close Mid-Price: 1604 Percentage Change: -0.47% Day High: 1625.5 Day Low: 1570.5

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LSE:BARC Barclays. Close Mid-Price: 194.74 Percentage Change: + 1.98% Day High: 195.32 Day Low: 191.22

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LSE:BP. BP PLC. Close Mid-Price: 334.4 Percentage Change: + 2.40% Day High: 334.9 Day Low: 324.2

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LSE:DARK Darktrace Plc Close Mid-Price: 509 Percentage Change: -3.51% Day High: 544 Day Low: 502.5

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LSE:EMG MAN Close Mid-Price: 226.3 Percentage Change: -0.61% Day High: 229.6 Day Low: 225.8

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LSE:IGG IG Group Close Mid-Price: 766 Percentage Change: -0.26% Day High: 776 Day Low: 761.5

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LSE:MKS Marks and Spencer. Close Mid-Price: 245.5 Percentage Change: + 1.95% Day High: 249.5 Day Low: 245

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LSE:NG. National Glib. Close Mid-Price: 985 Percentage Change: + 0.15% Day High: 992.7 Day Low: 979.6

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